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pause

pause

 
pronunciation:
pawz
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a short stop.
I took a pause from my homework to eat a snack.
synonyms:
break, halt, intermission
similar words:
interruption, lull, recess, stop
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: paused, pauses, pausing
definition: to stop for a short time.
While sweeping the floor, the custodian paused to let the children pass.
synonyms:
halt, hesitate, recess
similar words:
balk, break, delay, interrupt, stop, wait
derivation: pauseless (adj.)